Dryer Sheet Technique

by Charmaine Ikach

A fuzzy and glittery focal point makes your card unique!

Supplies

  • Used Dryer Sheet
  • Xyron® or spray adhesive
  • Glitter (Dazzling Diamonds used here)
  • Stamps that will show well through dryer sheet
  • Inks or Embellishments of choice (here organdy ribbon, brads, ticket corner punch, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive ink)
  • Cardstock (here Chocolate, Red, Olive and Whisper White)
  • Paper Trimmer

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Stamp image on neutral cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Color image or parts of image if desired.

  3. Step 3

    Run image upside down through Xyron™ machine to make the front side sticky.

  4. Step 4

    Peel backing from image and apply used dryer sheet over exposed adhesive.

  5. Step 4

    Peel backing from image and apply used dryer sheet over exposed adhesive.

  6. Step 5

    Trim dryer sheet.

  7. Step 6

    Pour Dazzling Diamonds™ glitter over top of image.

  8. Rub glitter into dryer sheet.

  9. Step 7

    Tap off excess glitter.

  10. Step 8

    Finish your card.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Dryer Sheet Technique. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Why the dyer sheet? What effect does that give?
Ruthann Malin  |  Thu Mar 27, 2008 at 1:38 AM
Do you have to use Xyron, or will another form of adhesive work?
Mary  |  Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 8:27 AM
I do not have A Zyron machine. Would you please tell me if there is another way to do it.

Thanks
Judy
Stampin Granny 60
Judy Speeer  |  Thu Apr 24, 2008 at 12:18 PM
Judy,

You can use spray adhesive instead. Or cover the entire piece of cardstock with regular adhesive tape.
beate  |  Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 8:42 AM
Does the dazzling diamonds stick good OVER the dryer sheet? Must be there is enough "sticky" on the image from being run thru the Xyron Machine? (Not sure?? as I don't have one of those...yet!!) hahahaha

LOVE the look!!
JoAnney  |  Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 12:15 PM
JoAnney,
The glitter will go through the dryer sheet holes and stick to the cardstock.
beate  |  Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 12:54 PM
That is really beautiful! Something else to try!
Jennifer Bosley  |  Wed May 28, 2008 at 5:50 PM
I tried this technique using spray adhesive. My fingers were totally stuck together trying to place the dryer sheet on the sticky surface. Do rubber gloves work or am I just doing it a dumb way? I would love to demo this technique but would hate to have everybody's fingers stuck together.
Rascal  |  Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 11:47 AM
I believe you should place your pic in a box and then use adhesive spray. Use a pair of tweezers to take it out then lay it down and put dryer sheet over it. Never, never use your bare hands or hands at all to transfer pics or whatever once sprayed with adhesive. Oh, and make sure you spray outside. If I'm wrong would somebody please step in and correct me. Thank you.
Simmie  |  Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 3:15 PM
I love this technique. I have been saving dryer sheets for months. I'll post my samples when I get them done.
Ellen  |  Mon Aug 25, 2008 at 2:28 AM
Does anyone know the name of this stamp set? This was my very first stamp purchase and I would love to look up the gallery and find ideas to use it again. Thanks!
Kim  |  Sat Nov 15, 2008 at 3:22 PM
I always tell my children to look beyond the purpose of everything. This just proves my point! Using used dryer sheets!! WOW, that is a great idea!!! Thanks for proving my point, I will definately use this technique.
Linda Henry  |  Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 7:32 AM
I have CTMH Fun Flock...can I use this instead of the glitter??
Sharon  |  Wed Feb 4, 2009 at 12:30 PM
Can you please tell me what a dryer sheet is? I am only recently from the UK and I have never heard the term.
Margaret Newton  |  Thu Feb 5, 2009 at 6:41 PM
Margaret, a dryer sheet is a thin fabric sheet you put into your dryer to remove the static on your clothes while drying.
beate  |  Fri Feb 6, 2009 at 3:08 AM
Sharon,
I am not sure if flock would work. The glitter is a lot finer. Plus....then the flock will obstruct the view of the image behind, ykwim?
beate  |  Fri Feb 6, 2009 at 3:09 AM
I saw a similar technique at a card show they used the large shipping labels purchased from any office product store. They did their technique over lace then pulled up the lace and put a contrasting glitter over the entire label. The glitter sticks to whatever wasn't covered from the lace overlay the first time. Then they stuck the label (non sticky side) to the card with adhesive. Very pretty!
Mindy Patton  |  Sat Feb 7, 2009 at 5:52 AM
For Margaret from the UK - you can buy dryer sheets in the laundry section of any grocery store. They come in a box about the size of sandwich baggies.
Cindy  |  Sun Mar 1, 2009 at 7:53 PM
Can you stamp or color the dryer sheet before adding the glitter?
Jenni  |  Wed Apr 1, 2009 at 9:01 AM
This looks fun! I've been looking for different ways to use the Dazzling diamonds I just bought! Thanks!
Nancy  |  Thu Aug 6, 2009 at 5:46 AM

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